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The finite embeddability property (FEP) for integral, commutative residuated ordered monoids was established by W. J. Blok and C. J. van Alten in 2002. Using Higman’s finite basis theorem for divisibility orders we prove that the assumptions of commutativity and associativity are not required: the classes of integral residuated ordered monoids and integral(More)
PURPOSE To elucidate the impact of minimal residual disease (MRD) after allogeneic transplantation, the Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia Berlin-Frankfurt-Münster Stem Cell Transplantation Group (ALL-BFM-SCT) conducted a prospective clinical trial. PATIENTS AND METHODS In the ALL-BFM-SCT 2003 trial, MRD was assessed in the bone marrow at days +30, +60, +90,(More)
Histiocytic sarcoma (HS) is a rare disease with poor prognosis which may develop subsequent to acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). Here we report two children treated within the AIEOP-BFM ALL 2009 trial: one patient succumbed to fulminant hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis triggered by HS during ALL maintenance therapy, the other patient had a smoldering(More)
The prognosis for children with high-risk relapsed acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) is poor. Here, we assessed the prognostic importance of response during induction and consolidation treatment prior to hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) aiming to evaluate the best time to assess minimal residual disease (MRD) for intervention strategies and(More)
Chromosomal rearrangements of the human MLL (mixed lineage leukemia) gene are associated with high-risk infant, pediatric, adult and therapy-induced acute leukemias. We used long-distance inverse-polymerase chain reaction to characterize the chromosomal rearrangement of individual acute leukemia patients. We present data of the molecular characterization of(More)
Antibody therapy constitutes a major advance in the treatment of B-cell precursor acute lymphoblastic leukemia (BCP-ALL). To evaluate the efficacy and the mechanisms of action of CD19 monoclonal antibody therapy in pediatric BCP-ALL, we tested an Fc-engineered CD19 antibody carrying the S239D/I332E mutation for improved effector cell recruitment (CD19-DE).(More)
BACKGROUND A high-level expression of the CRLF2 gene is frequent in precursor B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia (pB-ALL) and can be caused by different genetic aberrations. The presence of the most frequent alteration, the P2RY8/CRLF2 fusion, was shown to be associated with a high relapse incidence in children treated according to(More)
Deregulation of the epigenome is an important pathogenetic mechanism in acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) with lysine (K)-specific methyltransferase 2A rearrangement (KMT2Ar). We performed array-based DNA methylation profiling of KMT2Ar ALL cells from 26 children in comparison to normal B-cell precursors. Significant changes in DNA methylation in KMT2Ar(More)
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